US, Russia agree to extend 'New START' nuclear arms treaty

US, Russia agree to extend
# 27 January 2021 11:00 (UTC +04:00)

The United States and Russia "agreed in principle" to extend the New START arms treaty by five years, the Kremlin reported on its website Tuesday following a phone call between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, APA reports citing DW.

A Kremlin description of the call between the two leaders said they had both "expressed satisfaction" that diplomatic notes had been exchanged earlier Tuesday confirming that the treaty would be extended,

Putin had submitted a draft bill for the extension to the Russian Parliament, the Kremlin statement added. The extension doesn't require approval from lawmakers in the US.

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